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Wei Honored as Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Nov. 16, 2016 | If someone piled all the research journals, research reports and documents resulting from or associated with the professional life of Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., then it might have been as high as the Pauly Auditorium stage on which she stood Nov. 9. Wei asks for a show of hands in [...]

UAMS’ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Awarded $10 Million by NIH for Alzheimer’s Research

Oct. 5, 2016 | Sue Griffin, Ph.D., an internationally known Alzheimer’s disease researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), leads a team that has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the causes and possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Griffin said the research team [...]

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UAMS Hosts 17th Annual Geriatrics Conference

Oct. 4, 2016 | During the 17th annual Geriatrics and Long-Term Care Update recently at UAMS, about 160 geriatrics professionals and educators learned what’s new in caring for older patients, giving them the tools to achieve what a guest speaker called “the Triple Aim.” The Triple Aim is a set of goals developed at the [...]

UAMS’ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Alzheimer’s Association

July 25, 2016 | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Sue T. Griffin, Ph.D., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association at its International Conference in Toronto. Griffin has made groundbreaking contributions in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. She is the Alexa and William T. Dillard professor [...]

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $1.5 Million for Endowed Chair at UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging

LITTLE ROCK — To establish the Wes Smith Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics for Longevity, Health Promotion and Frailty Prevention, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $1.5 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. An endowed chair is the highest academic honor a university [...]

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Caregiving Enriches Caregiver, Leads to Rewarding Career

Nov. 17, 2015 | Long lives can radiate wisdom and even joy. Home caregiver Sue Carter, of Elkins, knows an invisible benefit of her chosen occupation is being able to bask in that radiant warmth. Sue Carter talks about caregiving during an interview in 2014. Sue has been caring for and learning from [...]

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Daughter Sees Aging Through Mother’s Eyes

Nov. 10, 2015 | When Denise Henderson contacted the UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Program, she was searching for help in knowing the best way to care for her mother, who had trouble seeing and breathing. Henderson’s mother, who lived in Hot Springs, had glaucoma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a disease in which a person’s internal [...]

Daughter Finds Help as Caregiver for Aging Parents

Nov. 4, 2015 | Cora Lee and Arthur “Ott” Ray had been partners in life for many years as they raised their children in Hot Springs. So when Cora Lee — long after the children had grown up and moved away — was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Ott took that partnership another step as he [...]

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Skydive Helps Rout Stigma of Battling Depression

Today, Allyson Lewis, a best-selling author and mother of two is able to freely express what previously dark days in her life were like. But that has not always been the case. With the stigma that is attached to mental illness, Lewis says it took courage for her to admit she needed specialized. She checked herself into the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute in 2012.

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